Henties Bay rape and murder accused to hear judgment in early November

The presentation of evidence for judgement in the case of Jandre De Klerk who allegedly murdered a 13-year-old ,Rachel Venessa Boois in 04 May 2014 commenced on Tuesday at the Prison Correctional Facility High Court.

The trial commenced on Tuesday before High Court Judge Alphred Siboleka to present the submission for a 28-year-old Jandre De Klerk.

De Klerk's trial submission for judgment on Monday, State advocate Antonia Verhoef said that the accused should be found guilty on the charges of rape, murder and violating a dead human body.

Verhoef stated that there is undisputed evidence when the accused left behind his under wear after he allegedly sexually assaulted the deceased and run away from the scene.

Accused Legal Aid�funded defence lawyer, Titus Mbaeva argued that the State did not prove the rape charge beyond reasonable doubt as the deceased refused to go for medical check- ups.

Mbaeva said that the accused instruction said there was a top secret relationship between the deceased and the accused which was unknown by the neighbours or anyone else.

Boois, was allegedly raped and murdered at Henties Bay when her half-naked body was found in a partly built house.

De Klerk is facing two counts of rape, a charge of murder, and a count of violating a dead human body in connection with the circumstances of Boois' death. He denied guilt on all of the charges, but admitted through his defence lawyer that he had intercourse with Boois prior to her death.

De Klerk was arrested and charged in connection with Boois' death in February 2015.

The accused remained in custody with no option to post bail, pending judgement on 06 November 2019.

Source: Namibia Press Agency